Tree Planting Programs

Memorial Tree Program

This program gives residents the opportunity to honor an individual by donating a tree to be planted within a memorial grove in a City park.

The trees cost $100. A planting ceremony, to which donors are invited, is held during Arbor Week in April.

To donate a tree, fill out and submit the Memorial Tree application (PDF).

The Grants Pass Urban Tree Advisory Committee promotes the value of urban trees in Grants Pass.

Tree Canopy Program

This annual program gives 50 city residents the opportunity to purchase a tree from an annually selected list of trees for $50.00 and have it planted in their front yards or the public right-of-way in front of their property by the Parks Department. This is a $435 value! All trees are at least 6 feet tall, and are planted in October and November. Trees should be watered during the first three growing seasons (generally April through October, or when temperatures are high and precipitation is low).

Applications and payment are due by September 25, 2020. Trees are limited, so apply today!

Tree Canopy Application (PDF)

This program is part of our City’s goal to continue to be designated Tree City USA and improve our urban forest. Trees add many benefits to your property and neighborhood, including stormwater interception and increased property values. For more information on the benefits of trees, check out https://www.treesaregood.org/treeowner/benefitsoftrees

Hazardous Tree Program

This program assists property owners with dangerous situations involving trees in the right-of-way.

If you have a tree in the city right-of-way that has become hazardous, fill out the Tree Permit application before taking action. The City will inspect the tree free of cost.

If it determines that the tree is hazardous, the City will cover up to 50% of the total cost for the removal of the hazardous tree, stump grinding and replacement with an approved tree within the city right-of-way.

See the Hazardous Tree Program page for more details.

Permits and Information

  1. Tree City USA
    For more information, contact:

    Tony Mecum

    Urban Forester
    Email Tony Mecum

    101 NW A Street
    Grants Pass, OR 97526
    Ph: 541-450-6162

    Urban Tree Advisory Committee

    Applications / Permits

    Tree Permit Application (PDF)

    Tree Planting Only Permit Application (PDF)

    Memorial Tree Application (PDF)

  2. Fall 2020 Tree Canopy Program

    Tree Canopy Program Application 2020 (PDF)
    Apply by September 25, 2020.